Make your team eligible for benefits

To be eligible for benefits, an employee must be marked as full-time in their employee account.  

To do so, follow these steps: 

  1. Click the Employee tab.
  2. Click the employee's name.
  3. Beside the Compensation section, click Edit.
  4. From the dropdown menu beside Status, select Full-time.

Once this is complete, we'll begin administering benefits to the employee. They will receive an email letting them know when it's time to enroll and they can adjust their dependents' coverage throughout the year if they're going through a qualifying life event and need to make changes.

Questions & Answers

Q: What if my employee works part-time but I still want to offer him/her benefits?
A: Whether or not you can extend benefits to your part-time employees depends on your contract with the carrier. If you're unsure about the details of your contract, reach out to the Benefits Care team at

Q: How do I terminate a former employee's benefits?
A: This will happen automatically when you dismiss an employee from your Gusto account. The benefits usually expire at the end of the month of termination but this dependents on the details of your contract with the carriers.

Note: This is relevant to companies who have benefits managed by Gusto. If your benefits are managed externally, the Status option will not appear in the Compensation section.


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